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Old 09-21-2015, 10:39 PM   #11
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Come on A32ace,
If it is a new trailer and the awning won't roll up tight, it is a FR problem and issue that the dealer should handle with FR. If the awning material is not square, it is a FR issue. Yes, they are supplied to FR, but to FR specs, FR needs to use their leverage with the vendor because their "clout" to get things corrected in the short and long run is better than 15 individual RV owners. Your logic leaves something to be desired??!!!.
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Old 09-21-2015, 11:28 PM   #12
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that is all the farther it will go in , i have the same model and it seams that FR mounted the awnings to high ? they need to be mounted lower on the sides to have the awning to pull level at the top when rolled up . if you notice it is pulling down to the gutter so that's all the farther it can go . if the arms were lower the top of the awning would be level with where it slides into the gutter rail and it would pull up tight . i have had no problems with mine but dont understand why they did it that way ? it just creates a huge gutter to hold crap when rolled up . i have had the thought of remounting mine and lowering the mounting rails but i hate to put extra holes in the sidewall . good job FR LOL!
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Old 09-21-2015, 11:32 PM   #13
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Should my awning be in further?

Forest river is installing them and if they don't operate correctly it seems like a forest river problem to me.

There are adjustments in the mounting brackets to the trailer and the gear head to the arms.

I've seen at least 5 or more on dealer lots that don't line up correctly or close like they should.

Mine being one that had to be adjusted under warranty.


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Old 09-22-2015, 12:47 AM   #14
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If this is a new unit, make the dealer fix it. If you are describing the old style awning like mine where you hook the lever then pull down from a strap with a hook rod, then it may be as simple as you need to slide the strapbto the center before you roll it up so the sides both go on the brackets. That type the legs line up on to the brackets or they will not fold completely.
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Old 09-22-2015, 09:06 AM   #15
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How is the awning a forrest river problem. They don't make them. They are provided by an outside contractor. same as Water heated, fridge, water pump, ETC.
Because Forest River installed a clearly defective product. It's 100% their fault.
This unit should have never been placed on the RV, and Forest River's quality control should have caught it and sent it back to the manufacturer. This would then light a fire under the manufacturer's hind end to up their QC standards. But as long a Forest River keeps accepting this garbage, nothing will improve.
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Old 09-22-2015, 09:43 AM   #16
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Mine does this too as said by another awning has slid a bit in the roller. When it does this while away I usually just give a light rap on the arms and they pop in place then push button and retract again and ti tightens up. Going to try and give awning material an adjustment today to get it back in position. On mine you can see its rolling up just a bit off.
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Old 09-23-2015, 10:57 AM   #17
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Agree with gfarmcafe. Our cruise lite's awning looks the same and is tight. Remote control power awning. With all of our other issues, I would be very reluctant to suggest to friends to buy Forest River.
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Old 09-23-2015, 04:49 PM   #18
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Ours actually doesnt close that much since we have an electrical box hidden in outlet that i added for the led lights, u will be fine
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Old 09-23-2015, 05:17 PM   #19
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Agree with gfarmcafe. Our cruise lite's awning looks the same and is tight. Remote control power awning. With all of our other issues, I would be very reluctant to suggest to friends to buy Forest River.
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Really won't make much difference as to what other manufacture you buy from they all have issues. Later RJD
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Old 09-23-2015, 05:37 PM   #20
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Dear J:trink39,
So what are you saying, since they all have issues, we should accept these as us and not do anything about them? Your logic and attitude on the subject of good quality control speaks volumes. I agree I will wait MUCH "Later" to read your comments going forward. We are looking for improvements, not status quo!
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